Archive for October 2007

World’s Most Expensive Scotches

October 24, 2007

Whisky Glass

MaoChan loves his Scotch. My old reliable is of course Johnnie Walker Black Label. I drink Blue Label when I am high rolling. But when it comes time to truly show that I got taste and the cash to burn like a big man, you got to be able to order like a big man. Macallan’s 18, on the rocks. No bullshit. But then there is scotch for people who just have too much money on their hands.

With the cheapest being $415 for a dram, this list doesn’t hold anything back. These are bottles that are more investment than for drinking pleasure. The way some are described are as if they are like drinking the ambrosia on Mt Olympus itself. Just reading the line about how to drink $51k Dalmore leads me to think that I would cream my pants. That or just bust out into song and dance.

Fancy.

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Barely Feed The Poor With FreeRice.com

October 23, 2007

Free Rice

In an interesting way to educate people and feed the poor at the same time, FreeRice.com has a deal. You learn new words and their synonyms and for each one you get right, they will donate via the United Nations 10 grains of rice. Now you might think how are they doing this? The money comes via the ads at the bottom from sponsors such as Fujitsu, Apple and Time.

If you thought to yourself, “Man, 10 grains of rice!?! I find that in my belly button daily!” well you are just a pig who needs a shower. So far they have collected 164,650,960 grains with works out to over 3,000 kg of rice. That is a spicy meatball…. made of rice…. SHUT UP!

“Got rice bitch?”

Thanks to Cygnus183 for the heads up.

MaoChan Status: Alive And Tired

October 23, 2007

Hello All.

I know you worried what happened and why there was no posts yesterday and Friday. Well a man I can truly say has been more gay with me than any other guy, AJ, came down for a visit. He is a fellow Henro who walked the Pilgrimage with me. Things should get back to normal today.

If you are wondering what I mean by “has been more gay with me than any other guy”, I mean signing “Build Me Up Buttercup” while washing our 3 day unkept asses in the holiest river in all of Japan. That and all the buttsex.

Senjo No Kizuna: Ultimate Gundam Game

October 18, 2007

Senjo No Kizuna

Unlike America where arcades are a dessicated viscera of its former self, Asia still sees the arcade as a jumping local for people to go and play. Japan is still thriving in terms of the arcade, there is nothing that is out of the realm of possibility there. That even includes building a machine with pods that you sit in and control, using feet, hands, and a panoramic screen to pilot a Gundam. That’s right, in Senjo No Kizuna you get to pilot a Gundam in the most realistic game to date.

When you hit the jump you will see not only a large gallery but also the AkibaNews guy actually hop in and play the game. Just like almost every single game in Japan, they use magnetic cards to save your progress, you can then build up and customize your mecha. The game also features full connectivity so you can battle anyone in Japan, not just the local players. This reminds me of some good times at Kawaramachi Arcade, playing F-Zero AX with the full motion seats with one hand on the wheel and another on a 750ml Asahi Super Dry. Oh Japan with its lack of no open container laws and beer vending machines everywhere.

Gundamium Alloy.

Alex Roy: Cannonballer/True American Man

October 17, 2007

Cannonball runners

The real reason to post about Lelouch’s famous run is because of this man, Alex Roy. He and his copilot did what many thought was impossible, drive 2,795 miles from NYC to Cali in under 32 hours and 7 minutes. The gear?

Twenty packs of Nat Sherman Classic Light cigarettes, check. Breath mints, check. Glucose and guarana, Visine and riboflavin, Gatorade and Red Bull, mail-order porta-pissoir bags of quick-hardening gel, check.

Oh and add in a heavily customized BMW E90 M5 with spy gear to monitor cops and a watch plane to scout out the traffic and road conditions. Also two years of planning to beat a 22 year standing record. We, men that is, tip our hats to you Alex Roy.

“Gasoline Burnin’!”

Bikini Rocker Riding Pie Fight

October 17, 2007

Bikini Pie Fight

I think now we can stop. We have channels like Spike and G4, so called “Men’s TV” which are nothing but havens for really shitty shows. Why the hell do they even bother when Japan has it already taken care of. Who wants to see reruns of Stargate SG1 and bad dubs of Takeshi’s Castle when in Japan right now they have real shows for guys. Take 2 girls in bikinis, make them ride rocker vibrator things, and have them throw pies at each other.

It is a little hard to tell from the screencap above but her O-Face is showing just how much girls love to be filmed getting hit in the face with stuff, whether it be meatballs, semen, or pies. They just want to take it in the face on film. TBS should get on this bandwagon because if this isn’t the definition of what T.V. should be, then I am truly going to breakdown and cry.

“Ride it bitch!”

C’était Un Rendez-vous by Claude Lelouch

October 17, 2007

In light of the recent breaking of the TransAmerica driving record, here is the video that has inspired pretty much everyone and anyone who has wanted to go fast. C’était Un Rendez-vous by Claude Lelouch is a short 9 minute true tour dé force of driving, showcasing one man’s speed trip through the streets of France.

There has been criticism on how fast the car was traveling where some say never faster than 140 km/h (85 mph). Lelouch himself claimed that the top speed achieved was over 200 km/h, somewhere between 230 km/h and 240 km/h. Also the soundtrack is dubbed as Lelouch himself as stated that the car was a Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 which was only available with a 3-speed automatic transmission. Yet, one can hear gear changes up into 5th, with a high-revving engine indicating speeds of well over 200 km/h. This video is art.

A votre sante.